Events

  1. Week 5

    23 May - 29 May
  2. New to Snowsports at SMGS Webinar

    26 May @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST
  3. Senior Music Showcase

    26 May @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST
  4. Boarders Exeat Weekend

    28 May - 29 May

News

  • Letter Home Physical Theatre Production – Tickets now on sale!

    Jindabyne, NSW, Monday, 2nd May – Presented by Snowy Mountains Grammar School Drama students, the physical theatre production of Letters Home is touring the Snowy Monaro Region and south-east NSW. In addition to school performances, the public performance date is on: Thursday, 19th May, at 7:00 pm – Snowy Mountains Grammar School Tickets are now […]
  • Enrolling Now for Kindergarten 2023

      Starting or considering Kindergarten in 2023?  Enrolments are now open for Kindergarten 2023. If you would like to find out more about Kindergarten at Snowy Mountains Grammar School or discuss your schooling options, please submit an enquiry form to our Registrar, Mrs Bronwyn Canham. We will also place you on the Kindergarten email list […]
  • We’re Hiring – Elite Snowsports Academy – Multiple Positions

    Our award-winning Elite Snowsports Academy is looking for passionate and enthusiastic staff to join our team for the 2022 winter. We have multiple roles available. For all the details or to apply online, check out our website: ESA Supervisor (on snow) ESA Academic Supervisor (option for on snow)
  • We’re Hiring! – Junior School – Primary Years Teacher – Fixed Term Contract

    Due to the exciting growth and development of Snowy Mountains Grammar School, there is an opportunity for an inspiring, dynamic, and committed teacher in our Junior School to join our primary years team on a fixed-term contract across Term 2, 3 and 4 in 2022. Experienced and new scheme teachers are welcome to apply. For […]

Approach to Learning

//Approach to Learning

“National and international evidence (shows) that a teacher’s effectiveness has a powerful impact on students, with broad consensus that teacher quality is the single most important in-school factor influencing student achievement. Effective teachers can be a source of inspiration and, equally importantly, provide a dependable and consistent influence on young people as they make choices about further education, work and life.”

(Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, 2011)

At Snowy Mountains Grammar School, we inspire students every day in and out of the classroom. Our teachers are passionate professionals who care about every child.

In the Junior School we educate the whole child – intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, physically and socially. Every child has their own unique talents and we provide a caring, safe and supportive environment with many opportunities to develop their sense of self throughout their educational journey.

Our teaching approach stems from our Teaching and Learning Framework, based on the current Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, and also fuses the practical instructional elements of The Art and Science of Teaching developed by world-renowned educational expert, Robert Marzano PhD, author of more than 30 books on highly effective classroom teaching and student learning.

The approach to learning in our Junior School:

  • uses evidence-based instructional design methodologies and pedagogies
  • is rigorous, challenging, relevant for the 21st century, engaging and enjoyable
  • promotes high standards of literacy and numeracy as fundamental
  • includes a balanced curriculum which also includes art, science, PE, language, music, social sciences and more, with specialist teachers in some areas
  • involves contemporary practice, blending technology into lesson design
  • considers a personalised and differentiated learning experience because we recognise students learn differently
  • offers learning support and learning extension
  • uses internal and external assessment data to further inform teachers about our curriculum design as well as adjust delivery of concepts in the classroom
  • at all times promotes high levels of respect among and to all members of the classroom and school community, where each child is valued
  • enables very high levels of participation, opportunities and recognition in a wide range of curriculum and co-curricular events, owing to our smaller classes and school community
  • has excellent modern, spacious, well-equipped classrooms.
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Recent posts from the Junior School

Da Vinci Decathlon 2022

By | May 11th, 2022|Categories: Academic, Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

On Thursday 24 and Friday 25 May, our Year 5-10 da Vinci Decathlon teams joined over fifty other teams from schools from around the region to compete in an academic decathlon. This competition is usually [...]

Year 6 STEM race to the finish line with their fan-driven carts

By | May 11th, 2022|Categories: Academic, Director of Junior School, Junior School, Science, Technology|

This semester, our Year 6 students have been busy in STEM, re-purposing old equipment to build fan-driven cars. The hands-on activity required students to call upon a breadth of skills, including collaboration, critical thinking, planning, [...]

Perseverance and school spirit abound at the 2022 SMGS Cross-Country Carnival

By | April 29th, 2022|Categories: Co-Curricular, Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Perseverance and school spirit were on full display at the 2022 Cross-Country Carnival. Students wore their house colours with pride as they navigated the deceivingly challenging course. Memorable moments from some of the staff, students [...]